Arsenal’s injury list seems to be growing and growing with Unai Emery having confirmed that Hector Bellerin is out for a few weeks after picking up a calf strain in the 3-2 defeat to Southampton yesterday.
The Spaniard had to be substituted at halftime for Alexandre Lacazette with the Gunners switching to a back four in the second half at St Mary’s.
The good news is that Sokratis Papastathopoulos is back from suspension, along with Shkodran Mustafi. However, the German has a hamstring injury and will be assessed ahead of the Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham on Wednesday.
Sead Kolasinac missed the defeat against the Saints with a thigh issue and also remains a slight doubt for the match.
Emile Smith Rowe is out injured with a hip problem. The 18-year-old is expected to return to full training before the end of December. Konstantinos Mavrapanos should be back to full fitness within the same timeframe as he steps up his comeback from a groin injury.
Rob Holding (knee) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) are both sidelined for the long term.